Holiday and travel

A superhero family discuss where they like going on holiday, their favourite activities and some of the sights in China, whilst Dad battles a robot supervillain around the world.

Superhero Mum and teenage daughter are waiting for Dad to get home so they can all plan a holiday. Dad is fighting a robot supervillain - and discussing holidays with her. The family use vocabulary to talk about holiday preferences, favourite activities on holiday, holiday food, comparisons and some of China's most famous tourist attractions.

Teacher Notes

Key Stage 4: This clip could be used to practise introductions. Set comprehension questions for pupils to answer in class or at home to prepare for Listening exam. Pupils could recreate scenes in class/write a summary for homework. This clip could help to prepare pupils for controlled assessment (speaking). Identify grammatical structures that pupils should use in speaking and writing. Pupils could use the film to “get their ear in” just before the final Listening exam.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Mandarin to GCSE level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, covering topics common to both the AQA and Edexcel exam boards. It is also relevant for Mandarin National 5 and Higher pupils in Scotland.